Women in Shakespeare: Ophelia and Cleopatra
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The paper asserts that it is likely that Shakespeare philosophically approached what we now believe to be feminist thought. The paper explains that by building awareness around new ways of thinking, and balancing between different points of view, Shakespeare necessarily opened himself up to challenging the boundaries of the normative structures of his day.
From the Paper:"Although both Ophelia and Cleopatra are victimized, they choose not to be through their actions; this is evident in reading Shakespeare from a feminist perspective, whereby the actions of these characters can be seen as transgressive rather than passive. In this paper, I will examine whether or not this thesis holds within the context of a broader review of the literature, including both Shakespearean and gender studies. In addition, the role and the experiences of Shakespeare's masculine characters will be used to juxtapose those of the feminine. The review and analysis of the..."
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